Fall of the Berlin Wall
Dr Rolf Schmidt on witnessing history unfold.
Fusion, feminism and food
Flavours that flipped Australian kitchens.
Discover Documentary: Pendle Hall
Join Michael Reason, Curator of History and Technology as he takes us on a tour of a piece of prime real estate in miniature, Pendle Hall.
Discover Documentary: Conservation
From wedding dresses to meteorites, our Conservation team protect and preserve over 17 million objects in Museums Victoria's collection. This episode of Discover takes a look at how they do it!
By world standards, Melbourne is a young city but it has layers of history. Discover how each era shaped the city we see today.
Journeys to Australia
Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.
The fascinating story of one of Australia's most important industrial heritage sites.
Immigration to Victoria
A decade by decade overview highlighting policy and social developments, shifts in population and demographics, and immigration's impact upon Indigenous Australians.
Home of the Immigration Museum, and one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings.
The forested mountains which embrace the city of Melbourne are the setting for giant trees, dramatic geological events, human stories of tragedy and triumph, evolution of unique organisms and regular occurrence of bushfires.
Each immigrant has their own unique story to tell. This website explores why they came, where they settled and how they started a new life in Victoria.
The First Peoples exhibition is a shared endeavour of Museums Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal community. The First Peoples Yulendj Group of Elders and community representatives have brought their knowledge, stories, culture, objects and images to guide the exhibition's development.
Football jumper - Nicky Winmar, St Kilda, 1993
St Kilda Football Club jumper worn by Nicky Winmar during his celebrated stand against racism in sport in 1993.
Melbourne's Biggest Family Album collection
In 2006 over 1000 favourite photographs of Melbourne were collected from Melburnians' private albums.
Melbourne Observatory collection
Over 400 objects and images relating to the operation of Melbourne Observatory from 1863 to 1944.
What are your origins? Where have Victorians come from? Why did they come? This website presents government census information on Victorian communities from 85 countries of origin.
Baradine Repatriation of Carved Tree (Dendroglyph)
Carved burial tree returned to traditional owners.
History starts today
A new collection of banners from the 2017 Women's March on Melbourne has important historical links.
The largest ever study of Australian women on the land is revealing the hidden stories of women farmers.
Fashion Redux at Melbourne Museum
Major fashion names used the Museums State Collection, in collaboration with Melbourne Fashion Festival, to create a completely unique look.
More than 700 individuals whose combined efforts, starting in 1984, have brought to light fossils in what has been dubbed by one of them “The Dinosaur Dreaming Project”.
Our first Director's vision for a University Botanical Garden
How Melbourne University's System Garden came to be.
On the wing
The sting of the final letter
Transcribing George Lyell's final documents.
Locating living people
How can I locate living people?